Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon
Old Mutual Wine Show - Gold
James Suckling - 91 Points
Michael Fridjon selected the wine as his Cabernet Sauvignon for the World six nations competition in Perth. ( will keep you posted here.)
Just received stock of the 2016 which has only just been released so only two gold medals so far and no doubt more to follow.
Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous Cabernet. Rainbows End is one of the finest artisan red wine producers in Stellenbosch, and now also makes some very good Chenin Blanc too. Anton Malan's winemaking is exceptional. He puts in a lot of hard work such as handpicking at dawn and manually punching down of the ferment several times a day, which is richly rewarded when you taste his wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent - powerful and opulent, with weight on the palate balanced by good acidity and a purity that comes from absolute minimal use of additives.
Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon - 2016 vintage has just landed, would expect Platter 4.5 Stars yet again as it has already won two gold medals.
Text from Rainbow's End website:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (French clones 23 and 169, German clone 163 and South African clones 37 and 46)
Dark black in appearance. Cassis and Cigar box on the nose. Silky smooth tannins with a lingering dark chocolate aftertaste
12 Months in 58% new wood, 17% second fill and 25% third fill French barrels. Two rackings during wood maturation. Thereafter bottled without filtering or fining. Natural deposits may therefore be found in the bottle. Can be enjoyed now but is anticipated to reach its optimum in 2-5 years time.
|Winery status||Tiny family winery|
|Product awards||James Suckling 91 Points, 2nd Place & Gold Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show|
|Style||Big and smooth|